Welcome to where I am, where my kitchen's always messy, a pot's (or a poet) always about to boil over, a dog is always begging to be fed. Drafts of poems on the counter. Windows filled with leaves. Wind. Clouds moving over the mountains. If you like poetry, books, and music--especially dog howls when a siren unwinds down the hill-- you'll like it here.


MY NEW AUTHOR'S SITE, KATHRYNSTRIPLINGBYER.COM, THAT I MYSELF SET UP THROUGH WEEBLY.COM, IS NOW UP. I HAD FUN CREATING THIS SITE AND WOULD RECOMMEND WEEBLY.COM TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A WEBSITE. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY NEW SITE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS RELATED TO MY NEW BOOK.


MY NC POET LAUREATE BLOG, MY LAUREATE'S LASSO, WILL REMAIN UP AS AN ARCHIVE OF NC POETS, GRADES K-INFINITY! I INVITE YOU TO VISIT WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED TO READ SOME GOOD POEMS.

VISIT MY NEW BLOG, MOUNTAIN WOMAN, WHERE YOU WILL FIND UPDATES ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY KITCHEN, IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN MY IMAGINATION, IN MY GARDEN, AND AMONG MY MOUNTAIN WOMEN FRIENDS.




Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ASHEVILLE WORDFEST 2010

(Laura Hope-Gill)
ASHEVILLE'S 3RD ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF POETRY BEGINS TODAY AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. To see the schedule, please go to www.ashevillewordfest.org. Creator and guiding spirit of this festival is Laura Hope-Gill.
Poets reading this year are Mark Doty, Natasha Trethewey, Keith Flynn, Katherine Soniat, Holly Iglesias, John Hoppenthaler, Linda Hogan, NC's new Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers, and NC's old Poet Laureate, K.S. Byer, among others.
A lively group! Please plan to attend!

7 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

I wish I could attend but my agent and editors are going to send a hit man after me if I don't get this book in next week.

Have fun, our dear old Poet Laureate!

Lyn said...

I'm never jealous of anything, but this brings me mighty close..oh, to be amongst the poets!!
Enjoy, and keep us posted..thanks!!

Glenda C. Beall said...

Wish I could be there also. I will be in Asheville next weekend for the Book Fair sponsored by the Candy Maier Scholarship Foundation.
Our "old" poet Laureate looks mighty young to me.

Paula Ray said...

Sounds like a fabulous event. I wish I lived closer. We need more things of this nature near Wilmington.

Old Poet Laureate...how about previous instead of old? You aren't THAT old :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

I "tweeted" this! :) Wish my poet friends from Louisiana were here.

DeadMule said...

Yes, former or previous Poet Laureate.

So many events. But one of these days I'm going to meet you.

Love,
Helen Losse

Jessie Carty said...

WIsh I could make it :)